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KIENBOCK'S DISEASE OF THE LUNATE.

CAVE, EDWIN FRENCH
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: October 1939
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The cause of Kienbock's disease is very probably trauma and not infection. If the diagnosis is made early, before sequestration of the bone has occurred, prolonged immobilization of the wrist may effect restoration of the blood supply and promote healing. If, however, the condition is of months' or years' standing, and if disintegration of the bone has occurred, careful excision of the entire lunate should be done.

(C) 1939 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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